Hasna Annacot –
It is every little girl’s dream to become a bride one day. There are various reasons associated with it, like the dress, the makeup, the festivities, the happiness, and everyone coming together to celebrate the harmony of two very unique individuals. For me, it was always the dress.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is an Indian fashion designer who has made his mark in Bridal Fashion. His design philosophy is a “personalised imperfection of the human hand.”
I wanted to be one of the Sabyasachi brides. There was a substance of rawness in every model who was depicted as the bride of Sabyasachi. What’s more, he grasped their imperfections and incorporate that to his designs. The makeup is usually simple yet it cannot be denied that they are exquisite.
For this segment, we centered the shoot around the Sabyasachi Bride theme and we will try to break down the process for you so you too can do it at your own convenience with your own creative control.
It wasn’t feasible for me to get a Sabyasachi Lehenga for myself with the end goal of a low spending shoot like ours. A normal basic Sabyasachi Lehenga will cost at least a 1000 OMR.
I started looking for materials for stitching my version of the Sabyasachi Lehenga for the shoot. I knew his style was versatile with a fusion of different fabric, styles, patchwork, and embellishments.
Furthermore, every one of his designs was customized to suit the bride and her personal or internal identity. It resembled being in one’s very own skin.
I found materials from various local fabric shops in Muscat and got it stitched the way I preferred by a nearby tailor.
The blouse was made of fuchsia shaded velvet with gold weaving and embellishments. The skirt was a burgundy-coloured linen material with gold embroidery and embellishments. I got a plain gold-hued silk saree to complete the look.
When working on a particular look, it is always important to use a lot of imagination and common sense.
I wanted a photographer who matched my taste and has a good comprehension of the necessities and the color tones required for the shoot. That’s when I found Anirban Bhattacharya from Sabyasachi’s hometown. There wasn’t anyone more suitable for this venture.
Gazala Sharaf, my best friend, chose to be the makeup artist for the project working along with Simran Rajesh Chhoda who did my hair. To go with the theme I chose Shangri-la Barr Al Jissah as the shoot destination. There was no better place suitable for this shoot. It was tied in with assembling everything and drawing out a wonderful result.